Happenings for Dec. 6, 2003

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SATURDAY

n The annual Christmas in the Rockies holiday artisans market is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Strawberry Park Elementary School. The craft fair features original arts and crafts, cheesecakes and pictures with Santa. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008 for more information.

n Anchor Way Baptist Church will be offering free Christmas gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Wal-Mart.

n A free old-fashioned children's craft party is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Museum of Northwest Colorado at 590 Yampa Ave., Craig. Call 824-6360.

n The fifth annual Backcountry Ball and silent auction, sponsored by Friends of the Routt County Backcountry, is from 7 p.m. to midnight. Donation is $15 at the door. To make donations to the silent auction, call Leslie at 879-8710.

n A free candle party is at 7 p.m. at Blissful Gardens spa on Elk River Road. Call 879-4108.

SUNDAY

n The annual Holiday Tree Festival is from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Routt County Fairgrounds exhibition hall. The festival is sponsored by the Hayden Heritage Center. Call 276-7274.

n The public is invited to a docent-led tour of exhibitions at 2 p.m. at the Depot Art Center. Call 879-9008.

n A Christmas devotional broadcast will be held at 6 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1755 Fairway Trail.

UPCOMING

n The Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Village Inn. Call 870-7554.

n An annual financial aid workshop will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs High School. All aspects of financial aid will be discussed, including planning for college, loans, grants and scholarships. The workshop is open to students and parents. Call 871-3641.

n A knitting group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Epilogue Book Co. Call 846-4483.

n A free introduction to the science and application of essential oils is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn Conference Room. Call 870-3211.

n Well-known Buddhist teacher Tim Olmsted will discuss the Buddha's advice for living in turbulent times at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Bear River Center, 701 Yampa Ave. Requested donation is $7.

n TIPS certification classes for on-premise, off-premise liquor servers and concessionaire will be offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Registration and $20 are required in person at B&K Distributing, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

n A retail theft prevention workshop for small business owners is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Olympian Hall. Cost is $55 or $45 per person when three or more people from the same business attend. Call (970) 453-6757, ext. 2624.

n Newborn Network will host a newborn and mom get-together from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Discovery Learning Center. A group for children 1 to 3 years old (and their parents) is from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 870-0977.

n A VizAbilities support group for people experiencing age-related vision loss meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Call 736-2412.

n The city of Steamboat Spring Parks, Open Space and Recreation will host meetings for Adult Basketball and Coed Indoor Soccer Leagues on Tuesday. The basketball meeting is at 5:30 p.m., and the soccer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Call 879-4300.

n The Fellowship of Christian Cowboys will hold an organizational meeting for its Dec. 13 Santa Claus parade at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Soda Creek Western Mercantile. Call 879-3146.

n Soroco students in grades seven through 12 will present the 2003 Holiday Concert and Art Show at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the old gym at Soroco High School.

n Consultation for age-related vision loss or other disabilities is at noon Wednesday at the Oak Creek Community Center. Call 736-2412.

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